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Designing conferences to solve participants’ problems

Conferences that Work

What makes attending conferences worthwhile? As I described in Conferences That Work , the two most common reasons for attending conferences are to learn useful things and make useful connections. But there are numerous other ways that conferences provide value to stakeholders.

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6 steps for less stress when planning your next virtual event.

Expo Pass

Even for a pro, there’s always a few hiccups in event planning. Maybe there’s a moment where you wonder if people will like the food. Or even the dreaded question: ‘Will anyone show up?’ These doubts are normal, and we know how to plan for them. .

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4 Corporate Volunteer Program Benefits


Corporate volunteering is the pursuit of employees taking part in a sponsored or company-organized program dedicated to positively engaging in wildlife, ethical community, and environmental initiatives.

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[Webinar] Rethink, Restart, Refresh Your Panels: Advice for 2021

Velvet Chainsaw

Ring in the New Year with advice from two renowned experts on speaker coaching and panel improvement, Kristin Arnold and Sarah Michel. The shift to virtual events has magnified the need to add spice and spunk to your conference’s panel discussions so that you leave the audience begging for more.

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A Practical Guide to Measuring Event Success

Can you measure event ROI? 3 in 5 marketers can't. Learn how with this free ROI model.

FAQs for Creating COVID-19 Vaccine Appointments on Eventbrite

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Eventbrite is the leading platform for free registration and ticketing. Its flexible registration allows for many different uses, including for scheduling and managing time slots for COVID-19 vaccine or testing appointments.

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How to Start an Event Venue Business: Two Experts Share 20 Secrets for Opening an Event Space

Planning Pod

Opening an event venue comes with a long checklist of items that must be in place for a successful launch … and chances are, as a new event space entrepreneur, you’ve probably already read a dozen or so articles that have run you through the basics.

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Hot off the press: Swapcard Acquires Avolio, Inc. and Integrates Registration Into Event Platform

Event Age by Swapcard

We at Swapcard are thrilled to announce our acquisition of Avolio, Inc. , a registration platform headquartered in Atlanta, GA, and its event management software, IPReg.

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What the New Paycheck Protection Program Means for Event Creators

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The Small Business Administration (SBA) Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) relaunched on January 11, allowing small businesses impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic to apply for relief loans from an overall pool of roughly $284 billion.

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Hybrid Technologies: A Stepping Stone to the Future


We have now just entered into 2021, and despite all that most of the companies in this industry have been through the last year, we would still consider the year 2020 to be wholesome. There was a lot to process during the year 2020 and, at the same time, so much to learn.

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Effortlessly Interact with an Entire Audience from Any Location

1,000 Participants. 75 Locations. 1 Solution.

Hotel event management software: How we helped Hotel Salem boost lead response time, get paid faster and save 62+ hours/ month

Planning Pod

Hotel sales, banquet and private event managers know what it’s like to work under pressure. Whether they’re responding to new prospects, following up with them for contract signatures or chasing down clients for payments or vital input for their event, there is rarely any free time in their schedule.

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Swapcard's Catapult To The Top: From 0% to 400% Growth in 6 Months

Event Age by Swapcard

Darwin said, "It's not the strongest of species that survives, but the one most adaptable to change.". They say that nothing changes if nothing changes

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Preguntas Frecuentes Sobre Cómo Programar una Cita para la Vacunación Contra la COVID-19 en Eventbrite

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Algunos departamentos locales de salud utilizan Eventbrite para programar citas de vacunación contra la COVID-19. Hemos recopilado algunas de las preguntas más frecuentes sobre cómo programar una cita de vacunación contra la COVID-19.

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5 Ideas to Make Your Next Virtual Event More Engaging


The COVID-19 pandemic has led to major shifts in the events industry. Event planners everywhere had to get creative to switch events to online affairs. At first, the novelty of attending a conference from your living room couch excited people enough to pay attention for hours on end.

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Restrictions Into Opportunities: How to Make Your Restaurant Succeed

Speaker: Patrick Cottrell and Joe English

Whether your state allows outdoor dining, takeout only, or a little bit of both, we're here to help. Join Patrick Cottrell and Joe English from Sculpture Hospitality, for a webinar on Jan. 26th, and get your restaurant to thrive in face of pandemic restrictions

DES Spotlight: Carola Van Der Hoeff

PCMA Convene

Digital Event Strategist Spotlight: Carola Van Der Hoeff. It is no secret that COVID-19 has upended the business events industry. As digital events are taking a prominent place in recovery, event planners are left at the proverbial crossroads. Adapt or fall to obscurity.

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Virtual Event Rehearsals: They Matter!

Endless Events

A few months ago – you know, when the craziness was at its highest – we wrote about virtual event mistakes. If you’re an avid reader of Endless, you might recall that one of those mistakes was foregoing rehearsals.

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We stand in support of safe gathering

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As a platform built for the purpose of bringing people together, Eventbrite firmly believes in the power of assembly. We ticket millions of events each year and work hard to support the ability for people to safely gather. Our Community Guidelines prohibit events, content, or creators that share or promote violence, illegal activity, and/or misinformation […]. Eventbrite

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Elevating your social media marketing game for events

Event Age by Swapcard

Hundreds of thousands of virtual events are being promoted on social media as you read this. Did you know that 75% of professionals say that social media is by far the number one most effective tool to promote events?

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CMOs Pivot to Virtual Engagements to Drive Business in the COVID Economy

Speaker: Mike Damphousse, Managing Partner of Category Design Advisors and Founder of Green Leads

Business as we know it is never going to be the same. Working from home has become the norm, conferences and meetings are going online, marketing budgets are being shifted, reduced or put on hold – it's time to adapt. Join this insightful and informative webinar with Mike Damphousse, Managing Partner of Category Design Advisors and Founder of Green Leads, who will discuss how businesses can be resilient during these challenging times.

Meeting the Challenge of Hybrid Events

PCMA Convene

In-person events are “four-dimensional” experiences (above), while virtual attendees see everything on a two-dimensional screen while being distracted by what’s happening in the three-dimensional space of their home or office.

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Brandt Krueger Presents: A Live Stream Horror Story!

Endless Events

When you work in production , you come across your own particular brand of horror stories. And now that our professions have been irrevocably changed, these happen quite often.

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The Expanding Role of the Event Technology Project Manager


Being an event tech project manager has always been a challenging, often stressful role. It takes a lot of people and a lot of effort to pull off a successful event.

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Entertaining to a Screen: How Live Entertainers Navigate a Pandemic


What do live entertainers do when there are no live people in front of them to entertain? They adapt. Much like meeting professionals, live entertainers have been hit hard by the pandemic.

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Game-Changers 911™: How to Change the Event Game in 2020

Speaker: John Storm, President, BrainStorm Network

In this webinar, we’ll use a sampling of case studies, tools, techniques, and strategic stories to help you identify game-changing opportunities within your company and the world of events, and then brainstorm ways to capitalize on these ideas. Get ready to change your game in 2020!

Big Screen, Small Screen: The Toronto International Film Festival Goes Hybrid

PCMA Convene

Cameron Bailey, artistic director of the Toronto International Film Festival, will explain how TIFF pivoted to a hybrid event in 2020 during a Friday session at Convening Leaders. FIND THE SESSION: Going Digital: Transforming TIFF in an Unprecedented Year.

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The Event Planner’s Guide to Volunteer Management


It can be hard to come by reliable event volunteers. They can be challenging to find and sometimes even harder to keep around. The struggle is real! So to help you out, check out our tips below to help event planners master managing event volunteers: event planning tips

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How Do Virtual Events Help Sales & Marketing?

Hubilo Blog

2020 has marked a space in history as THE year of virtual. The world today has finally seen the value in hosting events online. But how can they be truly leveraged from a sales and marketing perspective? The life of salespeople in the pandemic-free world was very different to what it is now.

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Meeting vs. Virtual Event vs. Webinar – Why All Online Interactions Are Not the Same


Top-trending words come and go. What’s “cool” today may have been “groovy,” “crackerjack” or the “bee’s knees” ages ago. According to Merriam Webster, the Word of the Year is “pandemic,” grabbing the most lookups in 2020. Look around, and you’ll see other words shared the limelight.

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Hospitality Helping Hands Has Far Reach

PCMA Convene

The Hospitality Helping Hands activity raised money through donations to get water filtration systems to villages like this in Uganda. On Jan. 12, more than 50 business event professionals came together online for Hospitality Helping Hands, PCMA’s pre-conference social responsibility opportunity.

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ESSA to launch FOI request to clarify government decision making

Event Industry News

The Event Supplier and Services Association (ESSA) has announced that it is making a Freedom of Information (FOI) request of the government.

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Power User Series (#11) - Designing for Audiences


Connecting with Your Audience. In order to better engage your audience, presenters need to emphasize that they are with their attendees, both virtually and in spirit. The best way to do this is to use a conferencing or live-streaming platform and setting it as the default view in Glisser.

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Floral Trends: Big, bold and beautiful

Special Events

Smaller guest lists are giving way to custom statement florals

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